Wednesday, 9 August 2017

The Movies

The Movies


Yay! Today was the day, I was going to go to the cinemas that day. I was going to watch Despicable Me 3, with my Dad and my brother. I went to this movie in the school holidays since it was the latest kids movie

I was very excited, just like a person that was about to get a birthday present  would be. When I stepped into the cinemas, the popcorn greeted me to come in more. After we entered the movies   everything suddenly wen dark , but definitely not spooky. As we went up the elevator. I became  extremely overjoyed, We entered the darkness of joy. But then suddenly when we sat down we had to wait, and wait, and wait, and wait very patiently. Then finally the movie started. Yay! I shouted in my mind io

The movie was very hilarious and had a lot of quirky bits as well. “ Maybe that is why the movie was so popular “ I said to myself. I thought that the movie was great but I also thought the movie could have been a little bit longer. That is what  thought but I still enjoyed it. Also in the middle of the movie a lot of people were talking. This was distracting and annoying. Oh and also buttery puffy popcorn was everywhere! I will give you some proof. When I was getting up from my seat and walking along the corridor guess what I stepped on, a whole heap of popcorn!!!!

Overall I had a lot of fun that day. The movie was great and I had fun. This was definitely the  highlight of my school holidays.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Key Competencies

Key Competencies
(the capabilities required for living and lifelong learning)


Halsey Drive School
                    A = Almost Always
                                                               S = Sometimes
                                                          N = Not yet
1st half of the year
2nd half of the year
Student
Teacher
Student
Teacher
Managing Self

I am organised for the day
A
A


I am willing to try new things
A
A


I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
A
A


I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
S
S


I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
A
A


I make sensible behaviour choices
A
S


I happily take part in all school activities
A
A


Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
A
A


I treat others with respect
A
S


I am a good friend and role model - especially at break times
A
A


I show good manners and cooperate with others
A
A


Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
A
A


I listen well to other people’s opinions
A
A


I take part in activities outside of the classroom
S
S


Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
A
A


I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next
A
S


Language Symbols and Texts

I use a range of IT to share my learning
A
A


Sunday, 21 May 2017

Mud Pluggers Prediction

`’W.A.L.T:Make a prediction on what a story could be about based on the given key words.


 There was a race for mountain bikes and it was a school challenge. The challenge was timed by a stopwatch. Glenn and Simon Foster were friends and they were in a school challenge it was their first race. They went to the starter place for the race and got ready. When the race started they went downhill.When suddenly their was a pothole in the ground because there was a lot of mud around so the track was bumpy. We went up and down a lot of hills and we had to stay face down because there was a lot of puddles and potholes. When we came closer to the end of the race I could see dad. I pedalled as hard as I could and came third.I walked to my dad and gave him a hug.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

TV is a bad invention

TV Is A Bad invention TV is a REALLY bad invention! Do you watch bad shows? Well this has to STOP NOW! We are going to tell you why TV is a bad invention and when you're finished reading, you will be on our side and you'll go off shouting that TV is bad!!!! TV is harmful to your health, secondly, you won’t get to spend time with your family and friends and last of all, it will shorten your life.

 Do you watch TV? Stop! TV is a ghastly invention. Did you know that TV is bad for your health? TV dries up your eyes, It starts when your eyes start sting and burn then you get 5 other symptoms,the cause is when you're attached to TV and spend about two hours a day. Watching TV can cause you to become lazy and neglect getting exercise. Exercise is so important for your body because when you're not moving your muscles tighten and start to ache. A number of studies have found links between watching television and premature death, and the more you watch, the more it reduces your lifespan. Sorry, but get away from the TV and get real! Do you have friends? Well, you're gonna lose them. Sitting in front of your TV means you are not socialising and communicating with your friends and family. Go and join the real world instead of getting stuck in the imaginary world.Mollie http://www.abc.net.au/health/thepulse/stories/2014/07/24/4043618.htm https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=how+tv+drys+up+you+eyes&rlz=1CALEAI_enNZ738NZ738&oq=how+tv+drys+up+you+eyes&aqs=chrome..69i57.59090j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&safe=active&ssui=on#safe=active&q=+TV+dry++eyes

 Now we are going to show you why TV will affect the relationship that you will have with your family and friends. TV is a brain suking machine and it will make you spend less time with your family and friends, do you really want that to happen? TV will make you less sociable so you you won't have any friends and you’ll be lonely for your for the rest life living with your 20 cats. More that you know it, it is totally true,TV is a killer. You will lose special family moments and that you spend with your family just because of TV . You will lose all your friends just because of you watching TV.Now you know my point. Nicole

 FUN FACT TV shortens your life!!!!! Sitting in front of a tv may be really relaxing but It makes your life short!! Every one hour of tv you watch 22 minutes of your life is gone forever TV is shaving years off our lives.Anyone who spends six hours a day in front of the TV is at risk of dying five years sooner than the age that you are supposed to. too much TV is just as dangerous as smoking. It is a problem. A health problem!!Children should spend no more than two hours a day in front of a screen. Rachita

Being a Kid is Better than Being an Adult

W.A.L.T Write persuasive writing Being a Kid is Better Than Being an Adult! Being a KID is waaaaaay better than being an ADULT! After you read this, you will be on our side. These are the reasons why. Kids don’t have as many responsibilities as adults. Secondly, they don’t have to take care of anyone else and finally, kids don’t have to go to work. Kids have more freedom.

 The first reason is that kids don’t have big responsibilities. Children don’t have to pay bills. For example, the internet bill, electricity, water, insurance, rent, mortgage payments and gas. Adults also have to pay for many expenses such as, money needed to run a car and take care of it, education for their children, after school care or activities and groceries. Adults lives can be BORING and DIFFICULT. It can’t be easy at times, having to earn and pay for everything! How stressful! Meanwhile, children just get to enjoy the things that their parents provide for them. What do you think adults , is all this work hard for you. ( Rachita )

 The second reason is that children don’t have to take care of anyone else. Adults have to take of their children. It could be VERY , VERY BORING! They have to wake their children, get them ready, send them to school and pick up them up . All while they organise themselves as well. OMG! That's a lot of work. Adults have to run around a lot when they do all these things.The parents again have to drop off their kids at after school care and activities. It would be SO DIFFICULT for adults to sort themselves out.Think of how hard it would be to do all those things (Jiya )

 The third reason is that kids don’t have to go to work. Adults have to go to work to earn money so they can spend it on their needs. While kids only have to go to school and at school there will be A LOT of fun activities. When kids come home from school they get to play whatever they want. Adults still will be at work or doing something like cooking or cleaning the house. WOW! Wouldn’t that be A LOT of work?(Sandhya)

 We’re sure that you’re on our side, now that you know our reasons .Now do think that KIDS are better than ADULTS? Kids don’t have big responsibilities, kids don’t have to take care of anyone else and kids don’t have to go to work. Be totally happy if you’re a kid! BY JIYA ,SANDHYA AND RACHITA

 Teacher Comment - Well done girls! Excellent paragraphing and organising of ideas. I like how you have emphasised important words by putting them in capitals. Excellent use of adjectives/emotive language to help state your opinion (eg: Difficult, boring vs happy and great). NEXT STEP: Use questioning to make your audience think.